Guide Concept

Having an Edge MicroServer (EMS) Engine Simulator has allowed you to begin work on using ThingWorx Foundation for instrumenting a prototype engine.

However, the end goal is not to inspect the data manually, but to have ThingWorx Analytics perform an automatic notification for any issues.

In this guide, you’ll create a Timer to generate thousands of data points, and then export the dataset as a Comma-Separated Values (.csv) file for future use in building an analytical model of the engine.


Guide Info

Level Intermediate
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published Mar 18, 2021
Author Jason Wyatt

You'll learn how to

  • Create a Timer
  • Subscribe to a Timer to Trigger a Service
  • Generate Mass Amounts of Test Data
  • Import the CSV Parser Extension
  • Create a File Repository
  • Export the Test Data as a Comma-Separated Values (.csv) file
  • Download from a File Repository
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Things used in this guide


This guide may be completed in any environment where you have access to ThingWorx Foundation, though the downloadable ThingWorx Foundation trial has some advantages for this particular guide.

It is assumed that you have already completed the following guides:

  1. Use the Edge MicroServer (EMS) to Connect to ThingWorx
  2. Use the EMS to Create an Engine Simulator

You should have an active connection from the EMS Engine Simulator to ThingWorx Foundation.

Software components:
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